Research Officer - Bioinformatics

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Sep 4, 2023

Job Description:

Job no: 0055821
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full-time; Fixed-term for 12 months
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Biomedical Sciences
Level A – $80,258 - $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super

About the Role
This is an exceptional opportunity for a skilled Research Fellow to join the prestigious Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and contribute to groundbreaking research under the guidance of Dr. Jan Schroeder within the Computational Sciences Initiative (CSI). The institute's renowned work on infectious diseases and immunity, notably during the COVID-19 pandemic, underscores its dedication to impactful research. As a member of the CSI, the successful candidate will collaborate with diverse research teams, leading bioinformatics projects focused on infectious diseases and immunology. The role's emphasis on multi-omic data analysis, integration, and cutting-edge machine learning techniques offers a unique chance to drive scientific discoveries while contributing to innovative approaches in bioinformatics.

Your responsibilities will include:

Who We Are Looking For
You possess the ability to manage multiple collaborator projects, displaying strong organisational skills for accurate data analysis. Your excellent communication, initiative, and teamwork drive timely project completion and impactful interactions within our research community.

You will also have:

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Your New Team – Department of Microbiology and Immunology
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is at the forefront of groundbreaking research in understanding the immune system and combating infectious diseases. Our dedicated team focuses on unravelling the complexities of pathogens and infectious agents to develop innovative methods for detection, control, and treatment. We strive to manipulate the immune system, enhancing responses against disease-causing organisms and even cancer. As a part of our department, you'll be joining a community of scientific excellence and leadership, making a real impact on global health.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne
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We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Tara Amini via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.